A mommy makeover is any combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy or pre weight loss appearance, typically focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical makeover might include a tummy tuck and a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or reduction.
Everybody wants to have a flat, firm tummy. However, in reality, few succeed. Every significant weight loss, pregnancies, and simple ageing takes toll. The skin, particularly in the stomach area, becomes loose or excessive. Sometimes even to such extent that loose skin hangs over the waistline. No exercise program can correct it. Plastic surgery offers a solution.
The procedure is called abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck. An incision is made across the lower abdomen, just above the pubis, in a so-called “bikini line”, and around the belly button. The surgeon separates the excessive skin together with the fat tissue from the abdominal muscle layer beneath. After inspecting the muscles and repairing any irregularities, the surgeon pulls the excess skin downwards and from the sides towards the midline. After inserting the belly button into the new position, incisions are closed with sutures. The surgeon inserts small drain tubes to remove any fluids that collects after surgery and places you in a special supporting garment. The operation takes about two to three hours and is done under general anaesthesia.
This is often combined with traditional liposuction to help remove any localised pockets of fat in the abdomen, hips and flanks.
Women who are not satisfied with the size of their breasts or whose breasts have become smaller after childbearing are frequently requesting breast augmentation. The procedure will also help to deal with asymmetry. Enlargement is achieved by inserting silicone gel implants. You will agree in advance upon the size and shape of the breast with your surgeon. The procedure will reshape your breasts, improve your appearance and give you a lot of self-confidence.
Depending on the technique agreed upon with your surgeon, incision is made either in the armpit, underneath the breast, or around the lower border of the areola. Working through the incision, the surgeon will create a pocket directly underneath the breast tissue or underneath the chest wall muscle. A breast implant, a flexible plastic envelope that contains silicone gel, is placed into this pocket. The implants can be either round or anatomically shaped. After inserting the implants, incisions are closed. The operation is done under general anesthesia
Breast lift (mastopexy)
Breasts can easily lose their shape and elasticity due to pregnancy, genetics, and age. Such undesired appearance can be easily fixed. The procedure is done to correct sagging breasts. If necessary, breast lift can be combined with augmentation, or reduction. Breasts sag because the skin envelope has stretched either because of stretched skin or because of reduced breast tissue, or both. Thus, decreasing the size of skin or enlarging the breast volume will lift the breasts. In some cases, combination of the two may yield the best results. Generally, the shape correction is achieved by removing the excess skin in a specific way.
Excess skin is removed from around the areola and from the bottom of the breasts. The skin of the areola remains in place. Shifting the skin from the bottom of the breast upwards, removing the “wedge” of surplus skin, moving the nipples into the new position, and closing the incision with sutures results in lifting the entire breast. The nipple and areola are elevated to a more youthful position, too. The surgery takes two to three hours and is done under general anesthesia.
Women with disproportionately large, sagging breasts are frequently seeking plastic surgery to improve the shape of the breasts. Breast reduction is also done to help from physical discomfort, such as backache or difficulties in breathing. Generally, breast reduction is a procedure that reduces the size and reshapes the contour of large breasts. It is done by removing excess skin with underlying tissue. The reduction is combined with lifting so that new, more juvenile shape of the breasts is achieved.
Incisions are made horizontally and vertically, following the contour of the breast. In the middle part of the breast, a key-hole shaped incision is made around the areola to allow the nipple to be repositioned. Excess skin and fat tissue are removed from the areola and the sides of the breast. The nipple, areola, and underlying tissue are relocated to a new, higher location. After repositioning the nipple, skin on both sides of the breast is brought together to reshape the breast and the incision is closed. The surgery takes about four hours.